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HeidiBoo1984 Wed 27-Mar-19 13:06:45

I love embarrassing moment threads and I'm always embarrassing myself beyond belief at work.

I have endometriosis and it often sends my bowels wild. Our office toilets are basically just within the office, rooms rather than cubicles, and our office, which is more or less open plan with about 8 of us, it's a quiet environment so you can hear everything. Anyway, I've many a time been to the toilet for just a wee and then unexpectedly farted really loudly. I die inside and consider just getting my coat and going home! No one ever says anything, but they must hear!

Does anyone else have any embarrassing stories at work?

CaptainCabinets Wed 27-Mar-19 13:08:49

I used the patient loo when the staff one was being cleaned, didn’t realise the lock was dodgy. A patient strolled in as I was mid wee, I leapt off the toilet to shut the door and ripped my trousers all the way up the crotch.

Butteredghost Wed 27-Mar-19 13:17:23

I used our patient shower after our office had closed for the day as I was going out straight after work. The bathroom door isn't lockable for patient safety reasons but I was the only one there so that was fine.

Unfortunately the hospital security guard decided to come in to what he thought would be an empty office and use our toilet. I was totally nude drying myself when he walked in. blush

BlackSatinDancer Wed 27-Mar-19 13:25:27

When I was about 17 a colleague and I went out for lunchtime drinks with our boss and his boss. The big boss told a joke which I thought was really funny. I remember really crying with laughter, and, don't ask me why but I meant to say "That was beautiful" (Who would speak like that anyway?) and I said "I'm beautiful". blush
Cue the shocked silence.

Oh, the shame if it. Just thinking of it makes me cry with laughter again....then feel the embarrassment all over again. Oh no, I can feel my hysterical laughter coming out as I'm typing.

HeidiBoo1984 Wed 27-Mar-19 13:25:47

Ha h ha, these are funny!

HeidiBoo1984 Wed 27-Mar-19 13:27:23

@blacksatin, hilarious! What did they both do?!

username509999 Wed 27-Mar-19 13:29:04

I have also have had someone walk in on me using the loo at work . The lock wasn't broken I forgot to lock it confused
Also one time a chair broke while I was sat on it . That was v embarrassing . In my defence the chair was faulty grin

BlackSatinDancer Wed 27-Mar-19 13:34:33

Heidiboo1984 I can't remember anything beyond that stunned silence. (That may just be my brain being kind to me).

Ooooh, the hysteria is hitting me again. I'm crying with laughter. There's no emoji for that.

BlackSatinDancer Wed 27-Mar-19 13:59:32

Mine are usually to do with a work's do.

I remember at one Christmas afternoon do we had to walk across a snowy car park to get into this large two storey pub. We were all in stillettos and party dresses and we managed to get to the building but had to walk around to an entrance on the far side. We edged our way around, holding on to anything we could and then all of a sudden the metal drainpipe I was clinging to came off the wall and was just held on at the top of the building. A couple of people slipped to the floor. Some staff came out to see what the commotion was and I was several feet out still clinging on to the end of the drainpipe trying not to fall.

It's a grade 2 listed building! blush

Again my brain is very kind. I have no memory of what happened next but it couldn't be too bad as I've lived to tell the tale.

DennisSkinnersMolotov Wed 27-Mar-19 14:07:52

Boozy Christmas party, got up to leave, stumbled and landed hands first in our male MD's crotch blush

ScrewyMcScrewup Wed 27-Mar-19 14:09:25

Received an all-staff email with the Christmas party menu. Forwarded to my friend/colleague saying, "Oh joy, the veggie option is ravioli again. So much imagination!"

Sent it to all staff, of course.

IamPickleRick Wed 27-Mar-19 14:09:36

I have a horrific one but it’s extremely outing, and would absolutely end up in the Daily Mail. It’s a reply all mishap.

Chocolateisfab Wed 27-Mar-19 14:11:47

Our shop was having some refit bits done. Behind the line of tills was the cash hatch where pod of money were posted down. Workman had left a higher edge on it than previously. Male colleague tripped and grabbed the first thing to try and save himself.
Unfortunately it was my work trousers - left me standing there in a black thong. Luckily customers couldn't see for the counter but colleague was a fragile snowflake and he was mortified.

user1494055864 Wed 27-Mar-19 14:14:36

One of my first office jobs, there was a man who thought it would be funny to drop paperclips down the back of my trousers, as when I was sitting there was a slight gape in the back of my waistband. I didn't realise he was doing it, so as I turned round to see him crouching there, I farted in shock! Then much to my embarrassment, I went to the staff toilet and left silver paperclips in the bottom of the toilet bowl that must have dropped out of my trousers. They wouldn't flush.

DixieLandReject Wed 27-Mar-19 14:21:11

I had been at my previous job for six weeks when it was the works Christmas do. I had been dieting and stupidly only had a fruit salad for lunch before drinking that afternoon. I started on the wine and then have a massive blank from dinner onwards. I was informed the next day that, prior to falling asleep in my pasta, I’d called the big boss a boring bastard and told him to shut up, when he was trying to tell the group a story! Never been as embarrassed as going into work the following Monday blush

FenellaVelour Wed 27-Mar-19 14:22:17

The amount of times I’ve said “see you next Tuesday” to people...

My favourite though was when I went out on a duty visit (I’m a social worker) to a family, knocked, and their very sturdy and over-excitable Staffie came bundling out of the door, went straight under my dress, and then jumped up. Taking my dress with him.

I suppose flashing my knickers to the entire street, including the family I was visiting, broke the ice.

You’d think I’d have learned, too, but the exact same thing happened again a few years later, this time with a family I knew and had been working with. Again, a Staffie! They are my nemesis.

Hoppinggreen Wed 27-Mar-19 14:32:48

I had recently joined a new company and I went into a meeting with my new team.
Someone said something ( can’t remember exactly but was about something not working after 6) I loudly joked “ neither do we” and everyone just stopped at looked at me. After about 30 seconds ( felt like hours) the boss said “ ok, you can” I was baffled and just looked at her . After a few more seconds ( hours) she said “ would you like someone to show you where it is?” I still just looked at her confused.
“ the toilet, do you want someone to show you to the toilet “ I replied no, why did she think that?
Eventually we figured out that they had all heard “ need a wee” rather than “ neither do we” so my new team mates not only thought that I had inappropriately announced I needed the toilet but that I then just sat there
They took the piss out of me for years over that ( see what I did there)

Bluntness100 Wed 27-Mar-19 14:41:12

Oh god, I had to go collect something from a customers warehouse early one morning. I parked up and all the delivery vans, about fifty of them were ready to go and all lined up at the various hatch openings to the warehouse with all the men standing about drinking coffee.i was the only car in the car park and parked directly in front of them all.

I collected what I needed to, opened the boot of my estate car, and the wind grabbed the hem of my long circular skirt and literally blew it over my head, I felt it catch onto my hair clasp and for a moment thought what's that, before I realised it was my skirt.

I got a round of applause from the men, as it happened, and as I got in the car my boss said to me in shocked tones. Are you not wearing any knickers blunt?

I was wearing a thong and to him it has looked like I'd just mooned all the warehouse men, and it wasn't far off.

I was so mortified you wouldn't believe. I brazened it out though, after I fixed my skirt, I took a little bow due to th applause, and got in the car, but god I was dying inside.

DixieLandReject Wed 27-Mar-19 14:50:23

Hopping I’ve been crying with laughter for a good ten minutes at that thought grin

Imagine what the rest of the team thought when you just sat there having said “need a wee”?! shock

Amimissingsomethinghere Wed 27-Mar-19 15:04:15

Oh god I'm laughing out loud on the tube.

I started working at a new office. I needed to do a number 2. To my horror, it was massive and I couldn't flush it!!!!! Tried everything. Kept pulling the flush and the toilet started bloody over flowing.

To put it in context, it was a shared loo in a single room, shared between 5 of us. I just had blind panic... it was awful.

Left the loo and thank GOD no one saw me. About a half hour later, my colleague walks into the office and loudly announced, 'OMG the loo is disgusting, there is a massive turd and it's over flowing , what the hell..'

I just feigned horror and went to go and get the handyman to unblock it.


BlackSatinDancer Wed 27-Mar-19 15:13:33

Always carry a metal nail file in your bag for, ahem, chopping things up. wink

Funkyslippers Wed 27-Mar-19 15:19:13

It was my first day in a job in an open plan office. There was a plate of jam donuts to help yourself so I took one, bit into it, carried on happily eating it, but when I looked down 10 mins later realised I had jam all down my lovely white top. The bloody donut must have exploded when I bit into it blush

Hamandcrispsandwich Wed 27-Mar-19 15:19:15

I've walked in on almost all colleagues on the toilet at some point as loads of them don't like locking it. It reached a point where they all started shouting across the office 'I'm going to the toilet, ham. Don't come in' blush

Another one, I was sitting on a chair at my desk, when the phone rang. I answered it and as I did, my chair broke! Rather than falling off it, I fell 'in' it. I was all tangled up in it and everyone had to come and help me get up. The manager on the phone just heard me shout 'Oh, shit, help me' and my colleagues helping me, laughing and one even said 'Hams knickers are on show, i'm standing here to protect her privacy'

All privacy went out the window there, but thanks all the same grin

esmethemum Wed 27-Mar-19 15:23:21

HAHAHAHAHAHA now this is comedy gold. glitterball

Eliza9917 Wed 27-Mar-19 15:25:09

I had been dieting and stupidly only had a fruit salad for lunch before drinking that afternoon. I started on the wine

I've done this and the project manager has had to send me home in an Addison Lee car on their account.

Twice. At two different companies blush

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